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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2018, 09:59:12 AM »
Welcome to FF.  Glad to see you starting small to get your feet wet, you can always upgrade later :D :D :D
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 10:52:48 AM »
Sounds like a nice unit! At 100 hours itís just getting broke in, if might even have the first scratch already, saving you that first scratch tear lol
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2018, 12:17:34 PM »
I didn't want to pull it all the way to Mi through the salt and wet conditions so my nephew and I are picking it up on his 53 ft flat bed with a curtain to keep it out of the elements.
Should be loading it around 5 pm today.

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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2018, 01:38:31 PM »
Try to not saw in the presence of visitors, especially other sawyers for a while. That;s usually when backstops and clamps get in the way of the blade.. ;D

Another thing likely to happen with spectators around is changing blade and having the teeth pointed in the wrong direction.
It just does not saw. 
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2018, 04:07:56 PM »
Try to not saw in the presence of visitors, especially other sawyers for a while. That;s usually when backstops and clamps get in the way of the blade.. ;D

This is spot on advice.  I have been sawing for right at 10 years and most of the time when someone comes up, I shut her down.  Banjo
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2018, 04:34:45 PM »
My first mill was set up by the road . My friend i bought it from suggested i should move it back in on my place to learn without on lookers . When i got home the next weekend my neighbors had chairs set up. So much for trying to hide. That was 18 years ago. Good luck and welcome.
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Re: Picking up my fist mill
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2018, 08:51:31 PM »
   I wish I could get more mobile jobs by the road. Great advertising. I tend to be at the last house on a dead end road or out of sight in a pasture or woodlot. That is better for overnight security, when required, but less so for advertising. The customer still normally calls over a couple of buddies who sometimes come help, sometimes just watch. I do like making the extra contacts. No telling when it will pay dividends in the future. My son suggested I get some of these wire-legged signs and put one by the road and one by the mill when I am sawing. I may think some more about that.

   The extra eyes are nice but they can cause a dip in production and you have to be careful that nobody gets in an unsafe area. If I do make signs maybe I need to put a caution on there for that and have a little box/tray for business cards.
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